Saturday, November 08, 2008


I have been sick with a foul cold so I am posting these Halloween photos a little later than I planned.

E dressed up as a dead nurse and called herself Nurse Scabs. She is wearing the actual dress and cap I wore for my nursing school graduation ceremony 11 years ago. I was a skinny bitch.

T was Darth Vader even though he has only seen one Star Wars movie and Darth Vader wasn't in it. There were five Darth Vaders in our Trick or Treat group!

E and one of her BFF's dressed as Death. Yes, that is her real hair.

I made these cupcakes for T's kindergarten class Halloween party. I stayed and helped out during the party. Guess where I got my cold? T has a boy in his class with severe peanut allergies so I was very careful to keep any nuts out of my ingredients. I felt bad that two of the three other moms who signed up to bring items, were less considerate. One sent store bought cookies clearly labeled with a peanut allergy warning. The other sent goody bags containing MM's which are made in a factory which also makes peanut products. The third mom sent fruit, which the kids loved, especially the watermelon.

I hate to speak bad of other mom's, well maybe not, but the teacher sent home several reminders about the child's allergies.

I made these cupcake toppings by taking store bought rice krispie treats and first cutting each one into fourths. Then I shaped some into ovals, some into rounds and left some square. For the ghosts I rolled out store bought white fondant frosting and cut them with a biscuit cutter. I then shaped that over the oval krispie treat and added eyes with black frosting. The witches hats were made with black fondant (wear gloves when mixing black food coloring to white fondant or your hands will be dark purple for a week like mine!) I rolled out the black fondant and cut with biscuit cutter also then just rolled a piece into a pointed hat top. I used regular colored frosting to cover the square krispies and round for the Frankenstein and Witches. I used orange colored frosting for the pumpkins. I colored some more fondant green for the witches noses and pumpkin stems and leaves. Lastly, I used the remainder of orange frosting for the witches hair and Franks eyes. I also used rolled black fondant to cut out the triangles for the pumpkins. This recipe was modified from a magazine recipe. If I still had the magazine, or remembered the name, I would give it credit.

Yes it was a pain in the ass but I do enjoy doing this, if only a couple times a year!


Shelly Overlook said...

Not only do you rock, but I am totally digging your new look.

Hope you feel better soon!

Heather said...

Like the new look!

MereCat said...

Nurse Scabs! *snort*

The cupcakes were awesome! I can't wait to do that stuff. Pain in the ass it may be.

Hope you feel better.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Those cupcakes are amazing and kudos to you for making sure all of the kids could enjoy them!
We have that cold. It's no fun. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Anne said...

The cupcakes look fantastic! What fun.

Lainey-Paney said...

eeeewwwww Nurse Scabs!

great costume, but eeeeewwww yuckola!

Stephanie said...

OMG girl you are so talented, those cupcakes are so darn beautiful. I am really impressed, and I sure hope you get better soon!!

Misty said...

Well, hon. You get the Martha Stewart prize and a gold star. That is a whole lot of work for something someone is supposed to eat!

I am totally impressed.